The Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt Honourable Aliyu Umar Yusuf has commiserated with the state government, Ebira nation and Nigerians over the demise of the Ohinoyi of Ebira Land, Alhaji Ado Ibrahim.
The Speaker, who stated this in a press statement signed and made available to newsmen in Lokoja by his Chief Press Secretary, Yabagi Mohammed, described the death as a huge blow to the entire nation in view of the place of the Ohinoyi in national history.
He noted that the deceased Royal Father was a man of peace, love, bravery and the definition of true royalty in modern times, noting that the state would miss his wisdom, tenacity and unifying disposition.
While sending his condolences to Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, he also extended his message to the APC candidate in next month’s gubernatorial election, Alhaji Ahmed Usman Ododo and other members of the state executive council.
He also used the opportunity to commiserate his colleagues at both the state and national assemblies from the central senatorial district, and prayed to Allah to grant His Royal Majesty eternal rest in Jannatul Firdaus.
Rt Honourable Umar who called on Nigerians to pray for the soul of the late royal, called on the family and loved ones to accept that death was the end of every mortal, and prayed to Allah to grant them fortitude to bear the loss.